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Global demand for sealants and adhesives is increasing, says AMI

Managing Director says the increasing demand is due to the energy requirement of HVACR systems

| | Jul 11, 2018 | 2:41 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2018: Global demand for sealants and adhesives is continuously increasing every passing year, said Safdar Badami, Managing Director, Al Muqarram Industry (AMI). Emphasising the vital role of sealants in filling up joints and gaps in the structure of HVACR systems, Badami said the demand is largely owing to growing recognition of the burden placed by these systems on the building. “The HVACR systems of any built structure,” he said, “are the biggest guzzlers of energy and the biggest contributors to increasing the carbon footprint.”

Badami added that growing recognition of LEED certification also contributes to cultivating more conscious consumers, stressing that having proper ducting joints could translate to huge savings for owners, as they would use less power and reduce the number of emissions. The energy savings, he stressed, can be directly calculated to safe greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to the overall green rating of a building. In addition to energy efficiency, Badami said that the demand is also owing to greater recognition by the industry for low-VOC, low-shrinkage and eco-friendly sealants and its role in enhancing IAQ within the built environment in a cost-effective manner. Lastly, Badami pointed to the role that fire safety sealants play in HVAC systems, which he stressed have a significant impact in reducing the average loss of life and properties in a fire.

In view of the benefits that sealants can offer, Badami stressed that proper selection is a must, “otherwise after application there might be a new gap and that will affect the HVAC system’s efficiency”. Badami said: “We are frequently conducting internal and external training programmes for the market. There is much appreciation of our quality products as they help industries to reduce the maintenance cost. AMI sealants and PIR Glue exactly meet the requirements of the HVAC industry, with water-based, solvent-based and silicone options available. They are easy to apply and are both waterproof and heat resistant, offering excellent adhesion to metal surfaces.” Badami added that AMI’s R&D and QC Departments are working on developing advanced formulas for its products.


Hannah Jo Uy is Assistant Editor at Climate Control Middle East magazine. She may be contacted at hannah@cpi-industry.com

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